Happy tails from Cyprus

AFF is constantly receiving questions from army families about financial support and assistance with transporting pets to and from overseas assignments but under current policy pets are a personal choice and it...

Catering for canines

The saying that dogs are a man’s best friend can be especially true for Army households dealing with the instability of military life – a fact confirmed by former Servicewoman Suzanne Brock, who has carved out ...

Four-legged friends for life

MEET Bella, a beautiful Nordic cross, who is going to become a specialist Post Traumatic Stress Disorder assistance dog. She is one of the animals taking part in a programme run by Service Dogs UK, which help...

Doing business with man’s best friend

Living in the garrison town of Colchester in Essex, with husband Dillon and eight-year-old French Mastiff Blue, Rebecca Wattam told Army&You how her love for animals has guided her career path… REBECCA...

Are you pet prepared?

PETS can be a welcome addition to your family, providing much-needed comfort when loved ones are away and a sense of continuity when moving frequently from one home to the next. If you’re living in Service Fam...

That’s hen-tertainment

Pets can be great stress-busters when you’re an Army family. Gaby Oakes tells us how keeping chickens fits perfectly with military life… I HAVE always been passionate about animals as a registered veterina...

Part of the family

It’s a scientific fact that pets are good for our health – physically, mentally and emotionally. For Army families, our furry, feathery or scaly friends can be a huge source of comfort, giving us a sense of pur...

Special animal lovers needed

SERVICE Dogs UK is on the lookout for dog-loving people in West Sussex, Surrey and East and North Hampshire.‬‬‬ As the charity grows, it is in need of more temporary foster homes for the rescue dogs it has u...